Canadian personal style/beauty blogger and FLARE Magazine’s April cover girl Ania B. gives us an insider peek at what goes into her everyday skincare and beauty routine! Follow along with her in this GRWM (Get Ready With Me) tutorial to find out how she keeps her skin looking its best, and get her tips on how to achieve her signature smouldering eye look.
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Winter can be tough on the skin, creating dry patches and dullness. Beauty Vlogger Gerry of PBunnieP shows us her winter skincare routine for healthy glowing skin, plus she shares her tips for mastering the strobing trend, which will give your complexion an added boost of luminance.
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Our Beauty Advisors have eagerly been awaiting the start of fall to share with you the trendiest looks of the season, which graced the Fall/Winter 2015 runways earlier this year. Here are their go-to products and tips for re-creating these hot new make-up looks:
Your peepers are going to be the hit of every party with this trend from the runway of Carolina Herrera! Apply a touch of Annabelle Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner in Milky Way to the tips of your eyelashes for a sparkly accent that will give you a glamorous “frosted lashes” look. ($8.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Don’t let that beautiful glow grow dull in the fall & winter months! Strobing is used similar to contouring, but only using a highlighter. Start with an overall glow by adding L’Oreal’s Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer ($17.99 at LondonDrugs.com) to your foundation, and then use the NYX Illuminator in Ritualistic ($10.99 at LondonDrugs.com) as your highlighter. Apply to the bottom centre of your forehead, down the nose, across the top of your cheekbones, under your brow bones, above your cupid’s bow, and your chin.
Deep, dramatic shades of lip gloss and lipstick are must-haves for this fall – and we’re not just talking about a slightly deeper nude, we’re talking about dark, vampy shades that will draw all eyes to your pout. Not sure which shade to try? Our Beauty Advisors recommend the NYX Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com) or any of the NYX Simply Vamp Lip Creams! ($8.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
At first it was the ever-classic cat-eye, but now a new kind of graphic liner is popping up on runways, and it’s far more daring than the last! Think top and bottom cat-eyes, broken lines, and angular strokes. Our Beauty Advisors suggest the easy-to-use NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker ($11.99 at LondonDrugs.com) to create multiple fine lines or graphic patterns, and the Prestige Make-Up Eraser Pen ($12.99 at LondonDrugs.com) for touch-ups and precise lines.
The summer heat can take a toll, causing your make-up to melt away and your hair to frizz in the humidity. These beauty products, hand-picked by London Drugs Beauty Advisors, will help keep your summer look fresh, even as the temperature climbs:
This natural mineral water facial spray is the easiest way to moisturize and refresh your skin on-the-go. Throw it in your purse and give your face a quick spritz to keep your skin looking fresh: even in the hottest heat wave. ($14.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
The heat can melt your mascara, leaving dark shadows underneath your eyes. Instead of foregoing your favourite regular mascara for a waterproof mascara, apply two swipes of the NYX Waterproof Mascara Top Coat. The top coat will make any mascara waterproof. ($10.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Once you’re finished applying makeup, use this lightweight setting spray from NYX to make your makeup stay put. While it comes in both dewy finish and matte finish formulations, the matte finish setting spray is your best bet for fighting off shine during a heat wave. ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Heat and humidity can really do a number on your hair in the summertime, causing it to look frizzy. The Conair Ultimate Brush is powered with an anti-frizz ionic generator that releases ions directly into the hair to remove static and smooth the cuticle. The result is frizz free hair that’s beautifully shiny! The brush is wireless, which makes it perfect for tossing in your bag for frizz control on-the-go. ($39.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
In the summer heat, eyeshadows crease more easily and eyeliners tend to smudge. Start off with the right eye make-up base by applying e.l.f. Studio Eye Primer to the eyelids; this will set your eyeshadow so it won’t bleed or crease. You can even turn your favourite eyeshadow into a waterproof, smudge-proof liquid liner with the built-in felt tip precision eyeliner brush! ($3.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
To prevent the cakiness that can occur with powdered make-up, switch out your powder blush for a cream blush during summer. This cream-textured blush from Youngblood combines a shimmering glow with sheer, long-wearing colour that is perfect for outlasting the summer heat. The oil free formula even contains Vitamins C and E, Allantoin and Jojoba Esters that blend together to moisturize and protect the skin. ($32.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Opt for a lip tint in summer to give your lips a nice flushed colour that is more comfortable than sticky glosses or heavy lipsticks. As an added bonus, the L’Oréal Colour Rich Balm also has SPF 15 to help protect your lips while you’re out in the sun. ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
When temperatures rise, it’s time to put aside the heavy foundations and try a lightweight BB cream instead. You’ll find it far more comfortable throughout the day, and this La Roche-Posay BB Cream will also help moisturize, soothe and protect your skin. Your complexion will look unified, even and fresh! ($29.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Today we celebrate one the most prized items in our make-up bag: lipstick! This colourful little tube comes in every colour imaginable, and makes for a true playground for any beauty buff. In honour of National Lipstick Day, our Beauty Advisors have picked their favourite lipstick shades of all time, from the perfect pink to the perfect nude.
NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. It’s surprisingly durable, and unlike some matte lipstick formulas, is also moisturizing. The shade Monte Carlo is a ravishing red that in this matte finish, creates a beautiful retro look. ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain comes in a range of soft, pretty pinks that will give you the perfect flush of lip colour. This pampering balm is fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon that gives softer, smoother lips. ($10.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Fran Wilson’s Moodmatcher Lip Colour is a truly “personalized” lipstick that actually changes colour according to your body chemistry! This super-long-lasting 12-hour formula won’t wear off, even when eating, drinking or kissing. Plus, it has the rich, natural moisturizing powers of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. ($3.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
The amazing CARGO Matte Top Coat gives any lip colour a chic matte effect! Take your favourite glossy finish lipstick and mattify it to add a touch of sophistication to any makeup look. This top coat will expand your lipstick collection using only one product! ($24.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Clarins’ Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Nude Rose is the perfect mauve/nude shade that will enhance your natural lip colour. The nutritious, creamy lipstick has anti-aging properties and luminous colour to restore smoothness and radiance to lips. ($28.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
This vegan-friendly Hydrating Lip Colour by Emani is cruelty-free, talc-free, paraben-free, gluten-friendly and organic-only! It hydrates lips and infuses them with cell-stimulating nutrition, so your lips will stay hydrated, plump and kissable. ($19.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
The Lise Watier Plumpissimo Le Gloss will give you the ultra-shiny pout of your dreams! The cutting-edge, paraben-free forumula instantly makes your lips look fuller, sexier, and ‘poutier’. Dehydrated Hyaluronic Filling Spheres penetrate small vertical lines and instantly expand upon contact with the natural water in your skin. The results? Fuller, plumper, shinier lips! ($23.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
The perfect long-wear lipstick is the holy grail of lipsticks! L’Oreal’s Infallible Two Step Lipstick provides saturated, vibrant colour: up to 24 hours of colour intensity. And don’t compromise long-wear for comfort; the conditioning balm keeps lips moisturized and replenished all day. ($13.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Lancôme Rouge in Love’s Jolis Matins lipstick collection has the perfect selection of fresh, subtle, rosy hues. The high potency colour and 6 hour wear is so feather light that you’ll love how it feels on your lips! ($32.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
When it comes to picking the perfect vampy wine-coloured pout, Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipsticks are the right place to start. Our Beauty Advisors’ favourite shade? Revlon’s Wine With Everything Frost. ($7.98 at LondonDrugs.com)
The holidays are full of glitz and glam, making cosmetics a great choice for gifts and stocking stuffers. From perfumes to lotions to make-up kits, London Drugs has an extensive selection of luxury and drug store products, with beauty advisors to help you find the perfect gift.
It’s party season. Are you ready to sparkle? With these exciting products available in our cosmetic department, you’re sure to turn a few heads—in admiration of course…
Begin your party look with the perfect canvas. Every makeup artist begins with the perfect base on which to apply her magic. Lise Watier Base Miracle Pore Minimizing Primer (25ml) will give your skin a matte and silky finish, priming it for foundation application. You also won’t have to worry about oily breakthrough as you dance the night away. Follow with Clarins Everlasting Foundation – SPF 15 (30 ml) for lightweight texture and perfect, long-lasting results every time. Clarins exclusive High Fidelity Light-Optimizing Complex instantly captures, diffuses and magnifies light. Fine lines and small imperfections are visibly minimized and the complexion appears even and luminous.